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Matt Zalaznick
Here is a roundup of K-12 thought leaders who discuss digital learning, diversity, global collaboration and other topics on their blogs and Twitter feeds. Read more>>

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Dallas ISD administrators saw a surge in students participating in extracurricular activities when esports programs launched at 64 schools. Read more>>

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The Post Journal
The proposal calls for a $2 billion increase in Foundation Aid for the 2020-21 school year to support a minimum 1 percent Foundation Aid increase for all districts and 2,000 more 4-year-old pre-K spots statewide. Read more>>

The Kansas City Star
The Kansas State Board of Education voted to encourage school districts to ban vaping. The policy calls for prohibiting students and staff from using, possessing or promoting tobacco products while they’re on school property, in school vehicles or at activities. Read more>>

Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
The Illinois State Board of Education proposed rules for how schools can restrain students who exhibit dangerous behavior. They aim to protect children and faculty from outbursts but ban prone restraints and locking such students in timeout rooms all by themselves. Read more>>

Severna Park Voice
Seventy-three county schools assessed under the Maryland Report Card five-star accountability system increased their rating in the 2018-19 school year, with 20 of those moving up two stars, according to the Maryland State Department of Education. Read more>>

The Times
Gov. Eric Holcomb plans to support further study of teacher salary increases, elimination of unfunded mandates placed among Indiana educators, and legislation to hold teachers harmless for the effects of the state's new ILEARN in the coming legislative session. Read more>>

Chalkbeat Chicago
Crowded neighborhood elementary schools aren’t the only schools in Chicago that could face changes to how students are admitted. Chicago Public Schools is also taking a hard look at schools that choose to admit so many students that class sizes swell beyond the city’s limits. Read more>>

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The 74
Clearly, money isn’t enough. To attract strong teachers into the classroom—and keep them there—we need to ensure that they get the support they need to be successful by investing in strong school leaders who can foster collaborative climates. Read more>>

New York Daily News
Over the past two decades, New York City has sought to reverse a trend of serving pre-made, processed foods by bringing back scratch-cooked school meals. A team of nutrition researchers and policy experts recently studied a pilot program in the Bronx. Read more>>

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Pitsco Education
Code Cube presents coding concepts to boys and girls at the upper elementary level. With only one piece of programmable hardware, it is designed to teach potentially intimidating coding concepts in a no-fear environment. Read more>>

RUSHWORKS
RUSHPROMPTER allows content to be shared as simple text and/or RTF files that can instantly be displayed on the prompter system assuring the fastest means of relaying stories from classroom to viewers. Read more>>

Construction Watch

The Journal Times
A facilities overhaul with an estimated price tag of around $650 million would cover plans to close several of the Wisconsin district's aging buildings, renovate and construct additions to others, and build five new ones. Read more>>

Reston Now
Solar energy panels will be coming to dozens of the Virginia county's public schools and facilities as part of a large-scale renewable energy initiative that could result in more than $60 million in electricity cost avoidance. Read more>>